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Grandmaster Chu Recalls What It’s Like to Aspire to be a “Marvel”

Grandmaster Chu is back with “Marvels,” a song that perfectly encapsulates what it’s like to grow up as a nerd. The opening of the video with the burned comic covers harkens back to a dark time in American comics in the late 50’s when The Seduction of the Innocent warned parents that comics would turn their kids into deviants. Even these days, when comics seem to be more normalized and geek culture is more pervasive than ever, there’s still an underlying stigma associated with being a nerd.

What I love about this track is that it’s a universal story. Certainly Chu is Asian as is Fresh Off the Boat’s Hudson Yang who stars in the video, but I the struggles of being a nerd cross ethnic and social boundaries.

You can grab the track from Grandmaster Chu’s site and check out more of his music that always seems to be full of feels.

Grandmaster Chu Returns With “Grace”

Grandmaster Chu kicks off the new year and a new album with this music video for “Grace (ft. Priska)” off of his “Much Love” album.  I often lament that dearth of conscious rap on the airwaves so it’s really great to hear the Grandmaster doing his thing.  “Grace” is dedicated to everyone who’s come to a new land to create a new life.

You can download “Grace” for free in all sorts of formats.

Christian x Muslim

One of the things that fascinates me about the religions of the world is that at their very base, they preach very similar things. Be nice to each other. Don’t kill each other. God is totes rad. So why does so much poisonous and divisive rhetoric come from people who claim to be the most devout? Religions are rad. It’s the people that have turned me off.

Grandmaster Chu is back with another track to remind us of these similarities. Perhaps if we can remind ourselves of our similarities, we can overcome so-called religious inspired violence. It’s an amazing track.

“City of the North” – A Song for Beijing

Grandmaster Chu returns with a tribute to the city he’s about to live. He’s heading to LA and wanted to bid a fond farewell to Beijing.

“City of the North” explores the dichotomy of a city that blends the old with the new, the rich with the poor. It’s a moving tour through Beijing through a day in Jason’s life.

If you are near Beijing’s 798 art district, on April 21, Grandmaster Chu is having a release part for his Goodbye, Beijing EP. If you can’t make the trip, the EP will also be released online.

Thanks Jason!

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